April 22, 2009


Dryden unable to quiet Groton bats

BaseballBob Ellis/staff photographer
Pat Perkins (18) of Dryden, tags out Groton base runner Josh Senter on the arm on a play at third base during Tuesday’s IAC game.

The Groton Central baseball team pounded out 22 hits Tuesday en route to a 16-4 Interscholastic Athletic Conference crossover victory over host Dryden High.
“We left the ball up today and Groton did their job and hit it hard,” Purple Lions coach Kim Brown said after Groton bats dominated, the Division III Indians now 2-1 overall. A solo home run by Logan Wannell was part of the winner’s hit parade.
Dryden is now 4-3 overall on the season, coming off a third place showing at the Partigianoni Memorial Tournament in Cortland this past Saturday.
In a rescheduled Division III contest rained out from Monday, visiting Union Springs beat Marathon 14-2. In another league outing, Newark Valley nipped Lansing 5-4.
Groton 16, Dryden 4: The winners scored in five of their seven at-bats, and used a seven-run fifth to break open what had been a close game at 5-3.
Matt Hinman went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored for Groton. Logan Randall and Wannall both went 3-for-5, with Randall driving in three runs with a double and a triple while scoring three times. Ben Zubaz was 2-for-3 with a double, driving in a run and scoring three times.
Colby Gee went 3-for-3 for Dryden with a homer, RBI and two runs, while Devin Cross went 2-for-4.
Groton was to visit Union Springs today in their Division III opener, while Dryden was set to host Waverly this afternoon.
Union Springs 14, Marathon 2: The Olympians opened their Division III slate with the loss, their fourth in as many games overall this season. Devon Hines was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Marathon, while Brett McGowan was 2-for-4 with a double. Andrew Klock went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs for the Wolves, now 2-0 in Division 3, and 2-3 both in the IAC and overall.
Marathon was to visit Southern Cayuga this afternoon.
Groton 8, Dryden 5: In an error-filled contest, Groton (4-1) came up with three runs in the top of the sixth ining the difference in upending the Purple Lions.
Kat Mulhern drove in two runs with a 2-for-4 bat for the Indians, while Steph Senter was 2-for-4, Kellie Longo 2-for-3 and Christina Henry 2-for-3. Groton visits Union Springs this afternoon. Among the 10 hits by Dryden was a Michaela Rotunda solo home run in the third inning off winning pitcher Heather Radcliffe.
In another IAC softball outing, Newark Valley topped Lansing 5-1.
Groton Prevails: Groton swept to victory over three foes at Maple Hill Golf Course in Moravia, the Indians with a 220 stroke total to get the best of Marathon’s 231, Southern Cayuga’s 238 and Moravia’s 244.
The low round of the day on the par 35 back side was Tyler Nelson of Marathon, who had a 39. Brett Conger and Kyle Shaw had rounds of 40 for Groton.

Baseball line scores —

Groton 16, Dryden 4
By innings: R H E
Groton 122 702 2 — 16 22 0
Dryden 003 001 0 — 4 10 6
Groton- Logan Wannall, Josh Senter (4, W), Nick Conway (6) and Matt Hinman. Dryden- C.J. Vanderbilt (L), Josh Hathaway (4) and Wayne Dougherty.
2bh- Logan Randall (G), Matt Hinman (G), Ben Zubaz (G), Cal Conner (G), Matt Colbert (G). 3bh- Logan Randall (G), Wayne Dougherty (D). HR- Logan Wannall (G), Ben Zubaz (G), Pat Perkins (D), Colby Gee (D).

Union Springs 14, Marathon 2
By innings: R H E
Union Springs 623 020 1 — 14 16 1
Marathon 000 002 0 — 2 7 4
Union Springs- Justin Lyndaker (W) and Eric Gyle. Marathon- Dave McDonald (L), Mike Bellefleur (4) and John Robinson.
2bh- Andrew Klock (US), Brett McGowan (M). 3bh- Jim Burns (US), Devon Hynes (M). HR- Eric Gyle (US).

Softball line score —

Groton 8, Dryden 5
By innings: R H E
Groton 022 013 x — 8 10 7
Dryden 101 201 0 — 5 10 7
Groton- Heather Radcliffe and Allison Sims. Dryden- Oliva Ramos and Amy Strom.
2bh- Kat Mulhern (G). HR- Michaela Rotunda (D)

Golf scores:
At Marathon Maple Hill —
Groton (220): Brett Conger 40, Kyle Shaw 40, John Hilker 44, Mike Grieger 48, Chris Graham 48, Allen Gallow 51
Marathon (231): Tyler Nelson 39, Camerson Turner 44, Bryan Gurewich 44, Matt Frost 50, Austin Fox 54, Brandan Morrison 57
Southern Cayuga (238): Jordan Dean 40, Lewis Morse 47, Ryan Killian 49, Casey Underwood 50, Kyle Hurdperez 52, Jim Weber 56
Moravia (244): Zach Wilkinson 45, Colby Bancroft 46, Chip Witehrs 45, Jeff Alvord 50, Josh Burnhans 57, Morgan Ward 63